Disney and Lucasfilm have today announced ahead of the ‘Star Wars Celebration’ convention opening in Orlando Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, a new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the Star Wars universe.

An original series of animated shorts (each 2-3 minutes in length) will explore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books and a TV special later in the year.

The stories will also be supported by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new ‘Adventure Figures’ – a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures.

Key points of interest:

  • Micro-series of original, animated shorts will focus on untold stories of everyday heroism that shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, Ahsoka Tano and others
  • Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, Tiya Sircar, Ashley Eckstein and Lupita Nyong’o reprise their roles for new series launching in July
  • Books, apparel and toys including new ‘adventure figures’ from Hasbro launching this summer